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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1909, Lethbridge, Alberta tlTHimOOt, TUllDAY, MARCH tt, and A REMINDER We are increasing our enlarging our scope __ Satisfaction Guaranteed as to Price, Quality and Prompt Delivery OF Corner Westminster and Baroness Road------ MAIN OFFICE RED PATH STREET WES? We have in stock at all times-Lumber of all kinds, Doors and Windows, Lime, Cement, Plaster Pairis, Pressed Brick, Metallic Siding and Shingles, Corrugated Outside Yards Coleridge, Bow Island, Burdett, Taber, BounttfuL-Stirling, Magrath, Cardston Phone 23 North Yard Phone 321-Westminster Phone 123 Redpath (Office) P. O. ;Box Managing Director Of CArvADA Capital, Rest aid Uriiviiel Prolils Exceed Epctwrage Youc CWldreu J O-Sa V e by opening Savings Accounts for iii tlieUm start, kelp iliem to even if -small thrift wilL stand ky tliem titrqugU' life; .welcome small as as; large, and every Depositor can -be sure .of- ....the most -courteous our' at Hghest' .current .rateJ.paid. at Teg.ular BRANCH: J. R. Andftrsosv .Manager. THE CONQUEST DP. Irrigation Be- the Canadian Club at- The Rev. Dr. Coard; who was for- merly of the Dominion Department of Agriculture at Ottawa, and presi. dent :6f the NorthrWestern Agricul- tural College and Experinifent'stattoh at Regina for several years, and .who is now vicar of All. Saints' church, Granum, was the guest the Can- adian Club of "3 Caigaryj at therrr luni chebnoa' -last. ;The R; Bennett, wte in .the chair, and there were abount a hundred members the. speaker ot the. day, Dr. took asihis subject, the iresiilts of -irri- gation v. non-irrigatioDL ia cereal and ropt.l crop; prpduQtipn in the, province Alberta, which he stated that foiTihe" past ten months he'had; paid particular personal attention. After jopiiTarly, informing the ,corripany: tliat "not "a" G. or a i Government man looking put for j Coara, said: "There are iio j lands in 'Western .Canada now that are comparable to irrigated lands for j settling upon; and we welcoine the citizen of. the UhitecV-States to our territory, we. not K-unnaturally .would rather welcome those of our rown kin, whose burthright rather than whose acquisition is Bri- tish. The day had gone by when the' Province: of Alberta could afford to limit" its -developments within the rej :stricted borders .of mere provincialism and the period had" arrived when they must grasp every subject concerning the agricultural .progress, .of their '.imperial" rather even from'- a "merely" national cific railway'. "company were now of_ .fering'ibr sale three niillions, of acres of'lknd which tliey had 'irrigated ia the Red. Deer district. The settlement of ?this "splen-did land; on which' the farmer controls his' own rainfall, would provide a 160. acre farm for 18, 750: people: farm of this size what are its possibilities, .--as proved, by .experience, --JLor this irri- gating of our Albertanv lands has: now -passed beyond the' dojnain of experiment. Whilst I nave .referred to the G. R.; irrigated" lands "dor settlement I- have results of 'irrigation 'and _ in crop cultivation from tfie actual trials of both systems, at farm, where for three of the most important months for the purpose-: last year was a frequent'.visitor. taking a. farm-of 160 acres, the, to cut up the land would! Be to sow ;60 acres .to wheat, which, irrigated, would produce bushels; 40 acres with r oatSi which would pro- duce SO tons; and 12 "acres with.su- ley would produce bushels; 3 acres with Held peas would produce 75 10 acres with potatoes -would produce bushels; J.O acres with, mangels would" produce .200: tons; 5 acres with carrots, would pro- duce i 30 tons; and 12 acres "with su_ gar beets would produce 163 tons. Transformed to this -grain crop would turn the" scale at tons, -and the root crop at 613 .tons; making the -total weight of produce 753 tons for every 160 acre farm. "To appreciate the value of the entire area settled with its people r it would- represent an" annual produc- tion in millions of of wheat 133; .pats, 265; barley, 210; peas, 75; potatoes, 1359; and in millions of tons, of mangels 60; carrots', 48; and-: sugar, beets, 42. The total weight of these- cropse- represent 750 tons to be .moved and -marketed: every year. (Cheers.) On the finan- cial which, -.'after.. all, is real personal equation and crux of subject, white -rthe irrigated; lands .in the JDnited States cost from to per acre, Canadian lands cost only --.per acre, so that' lot of 160 acres only is required the balance being Canada HEAD OFFICE-TORONTO Capital Authoriwd Capital Paid O. R. WILKIE President. HON. ROBERT JAFFRAY Vice-Pres. 1 Accounts of Corporations, Merchants, Farmers and Private Individuals invited. attention is given to Savings BariV Accounts. "Deposits of and upwards received and !est allowed at current rate from date of deposit. Branch, W. R. SIATTLE, Msnafsr. Befio Bloclc, Bound St., Bentley's Store. payable in easy terms spread over several annual Instalments; or, in other- these Canadian irrigate; ed -farms at their highest price" cost only one-eighth of the United States fairms at their lowest figure; and pos-; sess alT the without -any of the disadvantages: inseparable from the States united tricts. '.In Canatfi in these laids cost per "160' JUTSS; -Based' upon figures already tr.p cost of preparing the ra.vr prairie for seeding together with the cc-t or THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE HKAD OFFICE, TORONTO ESTABLISHED B. K. WAtOR, 1UEX4HDER LAIRD, General Manager Paid-up Capital, Reserve TRAVELLERS5 CHEQUES The new Travellers' Cheques recently issued by this Bank are a most convenient wmy in which to carry money when travelling. They are issued in denominations cf2CO and the exact amount payable in Aiisii -a, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, .Holland, I y, Norway, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland Is stated on the face of each cheque, while in other countries they are payable at current rates. The cheques and all information regarding .them may be obtained at every office if ihe Bank. Lethbridge Branch C. G. K. Nourse, Manager first year, and then graduaDy bring- ond-sceding of sugar beets, also ma'de seeding and. seeds is Aad another foa: and tin- 'io. tal outlay ior the first year will be "first tnt- <-xtra cost" of breaking prairie wil! b-e eruir inated "except for depreciation, adding to cereal root raising animal husbandry in a small all working- expenses, repairs and de- On the other side of the telting based oix a moderate" average of market prices for'the last four years, the 160 acres seeded and cropped as described would realize (in round figur- es) Allowing" for harvesting, hauling" to maTket, "and all other charges cidehtal "to. realizing the value of the products, there would remain j :a net balance on crops in favor of the farmer of the first year, and not less than every' favorable year after. Assuming, therefore, that the whole -of the three million acres were cultivated, for the first" year it would represent an aggregated income of against an expenditure; of leaving an aggregated income in favor of the farmers of In the second and each suc- ceeding year this aggregated incomer would, rise to while the expenditure would be reduced to thus leaving an aggregated., balance in favor of the farmers per. annum of and put of these', irabnrssements over disbursements they will or.ly have been called upon to pay tne balance of the purchase price of 'the land, and not exceeding per annum in taxes. B? securing a hall gcctioh (3SW acres) out only working and cropping acres ing. the whole of the balance of the land into cultivation, mixed farming" and dairying can be successfully. op- erated at trifling cost; because cattle can run out in Alberta all the year round, and fat stock of air kinds can be "fed to a finish" on grain that .othervvise would be wasted, that is, not use oi. do .well or irrigated.iaiids, and there is a painfui .dearth of mutton in Western Canada and an equally deficiency in sup- ply. Here sheep are .called until they are a year old, and if was often difficult to remember their agfsv so that the got the benefit of the doubt, and. its meta- morphosis into nominal "mutton" deferred until all doubts as to age were removed. Real lamb would fetch any .price. Poultry of all kinds., which can get their own living all the year round and r.ot cost their owners a cent: -or their keep, anything from twenty cents per pound, weighing in feet, head, in fact everything but and often a few of these Preparation oi soil on the irrigat- ed portions of the farm was identical with that on the non-irrigated plots. The raw or "virgin" prairie was broken during May and June in 1907, and the blacksfttting was done in September and October. Sowing took place in the spring of 1908 of w.heat, oats, barley, and peas. The preparation of the soil for the po- tatoes, mangels, carrots beets was" the same in and sugar each case. The irrigated land was backset in September and October. The wheat, oats, barley and pease were irrigated on July llth. Potatoes were irrigat- ed July 22, and on August 1 and 10. They were planted May 19 and dug up October 9. The man- gels were sown on May 4 and pulled October 10. Carrots were sown May 4 and pulled October 12. The sugar beets Were sown May 6 and pulled October 13. In the case of carrots there was a second sowing on May 18, but it was too late, for the four sorts only jl instead at 15 1-2 tons to the acre. Hiere was also a second seeding of mangele only a fortnight .alter the first sowing and yet this showed an average de. crease of 9 tons to the acre. The sec- a -fortnight after -the "first seeding showed a decrease in yield of. ..4 .Ir2, acre. The first week in should latest period for" of the- crops referred to. Seeding late er "secures good crops nor "good 'pro- fits. In Alberta in .agricultural seed- ing, as in many other branches industry, "the early bird catches" the and, late yielding crops often the In the matter of the. period of duration of maturing, there is" ,a greater disparity" in the case of grain crops in that of- Quarter Section 9 miles from 30 acres fall wheat, all good land, small cash payment, balance crop payment. Stmhri Uil Co. IU. Capital Surplus, {Officei Sh.pard Block.) Y. S. Shepard, Managtr, Agents Winnlptf Plff In- surance Co. root crops. The great desideratim in all kinds of agricultural produce is to have the seeding, finished and the you'ifg plants showing above the ground before the spring rainy sea- son: -Exclusive of the cost-of a small residence, and: would provide a very comfortable bachelor's .prairie living expenses for one. which ,would be. more" than, ample, a capital .of cbVef; outlay, includ- the first instal-' ment of for-the land'. 'or any-other: num- ber Of acres may be obtained on just the as the quarter. section: upon, which my .calculatioas are -all based.' Cheeis for the guest of and the singing of, the NationalVAnthem brought the proceedings, to-a. Career of Interwting Nomad- Jc Journal at Greenwood by.R. past two yoars, has publication in that cily, and will" be Issued at Nel- "R. T- one of the bestkaownijewspapcr men in the west having 'been founder of no less 22 iournals at different points, and: having uiade himself famous lew yeai's. in the. publication pf 'Lowery's :CIairnT which was occasions excluded from the mails. This is not the first shift the Ledge, had XaJc-j usp, on AITOW Lake, a birthplace, j it also made Fernie an erstwhile" j idence. In its last issue at Green-1 on Thursday, the Ijedjfe Drives following ultimatum -to its read- j ers: "Owing to the fact our bus- i hif'ss is becoming: almost as'jrreat in s Kootenay as in the Boundary., and one or two other is the' British 4 Colonial 1 Photographic Co. r 3 r I Inters ii r" I lipphi I iri 2 hr itf lifM Are you having Photographic r troubles? Call and we will help you. Our technical stiff is say question will be cheerfully an- "swered QRATIS Amateur are specially umted TROUBLE is not in our Vocabulary Developing, and EJn- isiung done, for amateurs. All work finished inside of 3 days last issue of the Ixidge in Greenwood The next issue will appear in Nelson. where if will be published for goneral benefit of mttnlcind." General Teaming When you want your yard cleaned up, when you want, your garden plowed, if you want some first-claw manure for garden purposes, better see-' me, .or phone 201. I can sup- ply your wants. WM. TAYLOR The Alberta Railway and Imgatiofl .Conpaiy Is now offering for.sale the CHEAPEST LOTS ON THE MARKET Narttof tin liilnri nl Wttt FROM 1 f EACH Oiie.third oath. months. Interest 6 per cent, per annum ;